A New and Accurate Map of Moscovy or Russia in Europe.
1747 (undated) 13.5 x 9.5 in (34.29 x 24.13 cm)
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This is a beautiful 1747 map of European Russia by the English cartographer Emmanuel Bowen. It depicts the European portion of Russia extending from the Gulf of Finland to the Ural Mountains. The map offers excellent detail throughout showing mountains, rivers, roads, lakes, cities and other topographical features. This map was prepared by Emanuel Bowen as plate no. 28 for the 1747 issue of A Complete System of Geography.
Emanuel Bowen (1714-1767) had the high distinction to be named Royal Mapmaker to both to King George II of England and Louis XV of France. Based in London from 1714 onwards, Bowen was highly regarded for producing some of the largest, most detailed, most accurate and most attractive maps of his era. He is known to have worked with some of the most prominent cartographic names of the period including Herman Moll, John Owen, and Thomas Kitchin. Despite his renown and success, Bowen, like many cartographers, died in poverty. Upon Emanuel Bowen's death, his cartographic work was taken over by his son, Thomas Bowen (?? - 1790) who also died in poverty.
Bowen, E., A Complete System of Geography. Being a description of all the countries, islands, cities, chief towns, harbours, lakes, and rivers, mountains, mines, etc., of the known world …, (London) 1747.
Very good. Minor spotting and toning.